The third edition of the Emerging Composers Forum wrapped on Wednesday 30 November. After an intensive and inspiring thee days of workshops and rehearsals the final concert offered a glimpse of what the future holds say music critic Graham Strahle in The Australian. Congratulations to all five finalists Mark Wolf, Leah Blankendaal, Dan Thorpe, Alex Turley and Mitchell Mollison. Three commissions of $5000 each were awarded to Leah Blankendaal, Dan Thorpe and Mitchell Mollison.
A huge thanks to the four mentors Cat Hope, Alison Isadora, Gao Ping and Simon Emmerson.
Also to ABC Classic FM for hosting the Forum at Studio 520. Stay tuned for details on when the concert will be broadcast.